2.en.07 Seeking advice

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Who should you listened to and get advice from? Who can give you the help, advice and the emotional support you need in achieving your goals?

The important thing is to listen to the right people.

Do you believe yourself good at giving advice? Well, lets see if this website can help you!

Friends and family are often well intentioned but like all of us, they see the world through their own eyes. There will be times when friends and family can be of great help, but be careful taking advice if they have not already experienced or understand clearly what you are going through.

Now, think about yourself. Who do you usually seek advice from? Do you seek the advice of different people depending on the problem you have?

Many people make use of websites that offer help. They are called problem page or agony aunt.

Here you are some of them:

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annieforteens

teenissues

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Now you can try an exercise by clicking on the link below:

Reading Exercise

Writing a letter of advice

Imagine you had to write a letter of advice.It’s true that writing letter is not very popular nowadays, but it’s always advisable to know how to write a letter.

Structuring a letter giving advice

Click on the image below to learn more about writing letters.

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Useful Language for Letters Asking for Advice

2.en.06 What makes a good life? A TED talk by Robert Waldinger

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Use the information you gathered at the talk to write a short newspaper article. This time your article must take the shape of an interview:

Click on the pic below to learn a bit more about how to write one

One of the most useful language tools when transcribing an interview is the REPORTED SPEECH.

Click on the image below to learn how to use it: